Moscow will retaliate in opposition to French media in Russia after the financial institution accounts of RT France, the French arm of its state broadcaster, had been frozen, Russian information companies reported Saturday.
“The blocking of RT France accounts will result in retaliatory measures in opposition to the French media in Russia,” the TASS and RIA Novosti information companies quoted an nameless international ministry supply as saying. The measures “will probably be remembered”, the supply mentioned, accusing Paris of “terrorising Russian journalists.”
On Friday, the unions of RT France — already banned from broadcasting — mentioned their accounts had been frozen within the nation.
The French finance ministry informed AFP that the property of the chain had been frozen in compliance with the newest EU sanctions, and never on Paris’s initiative.
In contrast to the preliminary sanctions determined after Moscow launched its Ukraine offensive, contemporary EU measures adopted in December offered for an “asset freeze” of focused entities, the identical ministry supply mentioned.
Amongst these entities is “ANO TV Novosti, a father or mother firm holding 100% of RT France”, the supply mentioned, explaining the choice.
RT was blocked in most Western international locations after the Kremlin despatched troops to Ukraine in February final 12 months.
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